Kindergarten and Developmental Kindergarten Enrollment

All information on this page applies to
Kindergarten and Developmental Kindergarten students

Rockford Public Schools is pleased to welcome you to the Kindergarten/Developmental Kindergarten enrollment process. If you are enrolling a new K/DK student, please be aware that students must be five years old by September 1st (students may attend K/DK with an Age Waiver if they turn five between September 1st and December 1st). We understand that this is a monumental time in a child’s life and we eagerly welcome our future K/DK students.


Begin the enrollment process in a few easy steps!

Step 1:  Complete the Enrollment Form

Step 2:  Bring the following required documentation to the Administration Building at 350 N. Main St, Rockford, MI on Wednesdays and Fridays between 9:00am and 3:00pm (You may call 616-863-6320 with questions):

• Original certified copy of the student’s birth certificate
• Immunization records
• Hearing/Vision Screening results
• Medical Information Form
• Proof of Residency (any two of the following): property deed/tax bill, utility bill or lease/rental agreement

Step 3:  District recommendations for screening (see chart):

2017-2018 Placement
Your child is five years old on or before April 30, 2017 *District strongly encourages kindergarten placement
Your child’s birth date is between May 1st and August 31st *District recommends screening for placement unless your child is currently in DK.
Your child’s birth date is between September 1st and December 1st *Age Waiver  is required
*District strongly encourages Developmental Kindergarten placement
*If screening is recommended as indicated above please sign up here. Please note: This is a district–wide summer screening which will be held at Meadow Ridge Elementary.

Step 4:  Please complete this step only if you have a K/DK student who will need transportation to or from a daycare: Transportation Form

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the K/DK enrollment process after completing these steps
please contact your elementary building. 
Thank you!

Other forms and resources

Before and After Care (BAC)
Food Service
Nursing Services (for all health-related forms and information on Hearing and Vision Screening dates in our district.)